US6144011C1 - Laser marking apparatus and methods - Google Patents

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US6144011C1
US6144011C1 US12568998A US6144011C1 US 6144011 C1 US6144011 C1 US 6144011C1 US 12568998 A US12568998 A US 12568998A US 6144011 C1 US6144011 C1 US 6144011C1
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    • G06K1/00Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion
    • G06K1/12Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion otherwise than by punching
    • G06K1/126Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion otherwise than by punching by photographic or thermographic registration
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
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    • B41M5/26Thermography ; Marking by high energetic means, e.g. laser otherwise than by burning, and characterised by the material used
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
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    • B41M5/26Thermography ; Marking by high energetic means, e.g. laser otherwise than by burning, and characterised by the material used
    • B41M5/262Thermography ; Marking by high energetic means, e.g. laser otherwise than by burning, and characterised by the material used recording or marking of inorganic surfaces or materials, e.g. glass, metal, or ceramics
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
    • B41M5/00Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
    • B41M5/26Thermography ; Marking by high energetic means, e.g. laser otherwise than by burning, and characterised by the material used
    • B41M5/267Marking of plastic artifacts, e.g. with laser
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US20020049513A1 (en) * 2000-09-21 2002-04-25 Nussbaum Michael B. Digital control servo system
US6660964B1 (en) * 2000-09-22 2003-12-09 David Benderly Optical modification of laser beam cross section in object marking systems
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US20050117211A1 (en) * 2003-12-02 2005-06-02 Cotterill John S. Method of marking a piece of material
US20050177330A1 (en) * 2004-01-23 2005-08-11 Yuhong Huang System and method for optimizing character marking performance
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US20050162174A1 (en) * 2004-01-23 2005-07-28 Yuhong Huang System and method for adjusting a pid controller in a limited rotation motor system
US20070089500A1 (en) * 2004-01-23 2007-04-26 Gsi Group Corporation System and method for diagnosing a controller in a limited rotation motor system
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US7190144B2 (en) 2004-01-23 2007-03-13 Gsi Group Corporation System and method for adjusting a PID controller in a limited rotation motor system
US20060012821A1 (en) * 2004-07-12 2006-01-19 Kevin Franklin Laser marking user interface
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